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China 'on a Shoestring'

A chance to use your old b&w film for the pandas!

Book from € 1,499.-
GROUP SIZE: 6-24 | 20 DAYS

Excursions Intro

During your trip, it is possible to participate in 'single' excursions offered locally by the tour leader. These excursions are optional. To allow you to plan a budget for your trip we have provided you with an idea of the cost of these excursions. These prices are based on the participation of at least 4 participants. They are also based on a price in Chinese Yuan therefore the price below may change due to currency fluctuations. Entrance fees will often change and therefore are excluded from the prices displayed (unless explicitly stated). We display the prices in Euros/GB Pounds/US Dollars. When you are in your destination, it is possible to pay for the excursions in local currency.

€ 27.-

Beijing - Acrobat show (tickets & transfers)

You'll visit the small Jinsha theater, where you can still experience the art of acrobatics. You sit close to the stage and may very well see, feel, and hear the extreme effort that goes into the performance. The show lasts about 1.5 hours.

€ 19.-

Beijing - Beijing Opera (only mid-class tickets)

Visit the cosy Liyuan Theatre to see a traditional Beijing opera being performed. The show lasts approximately one hour and combines music, dance, acrobatics, breathtaking makeup and spectacular costumes. There are stories portrayed in Chinese history and folklore.

€ 30.-

Beijing - Great Wall at Mutianyu and Summer Palace (1 day)

To avoid the masses we leave early in the morning by bus to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. At the end of the morning we drive in about two hours to the Summer Palace where you can admire the "Marble Boat", or just wander around the beautiful gardens.

Includes transportation by private bus, excluding entrance fees (about 75 yuan, price subject to change) and lunch.

€ 27.-

Beijing - Kung Fu show (including transfers and entrance)

During this spectacular show you will learn the way that a young monk lives until he becomes worthy of the title of Kung Fu master.

€ 35.-

Chengdu - Leshan Tour (transfers only)

Travel by bus to the largest sitting Buddha in the world. The Leshan Giant Buddha was cut out of a cliff face and is so big that a person would be able to sit down and comfortably take their lunch within even the Buddhas' smallest toenail!

The entrance fee is not included, you pay at this site (about 90 yuan, price subject to change). Total duration of this excursion is approximately 7 hours.

€ 21.-

Chengdu - Panda Research Center (transfers only)

During this tour of about four hours you visit the Chengdu Panda Center just outside Chengdu. The extensive exhibition in the park gives you a good picture of the propagation of these rare animals. Of course you can see the giant pandas as well! The entrance fee (around 58 yuan, price subject to change) is not included. Transfers are included.

€ 35.-

Dali - Xizhou Old Town + Xihu Lake

You visit the old town of Xizhou, about 18 km north of Dali. It is a typical Bai village with well-maintained, traditional Bai houses. The colourful market of Xizhou offers an abundance of products. There is a vegetable and fruit section and a section where meat is traded. The narrow main street is full of local shops where the population buys its' supplies. Many snacks are available and the dentist treats his clients outside on the street! You also take a boat trip to visit the Xihu Lake.

Includes: transport and boat trip
€ 26.-

Lijiang – Bike tour to Baisha

Your guide will meet you up at the hotel and take you to the "Red Sun Square" where you will pick up your bike. In about 1,5h you’ll bike through the outskirts of Lijiang to the Bai village of Baisha. Take a look around and maybe visit the 'famous' Dr. Ho. Afterwards, you’ll make your way back to Lijiang, stopping en route to take in the lovely views of the Black Dragon Pool.

Please note that lunch is not included.

€ 28.-

Lijiang - Mountain & River Show 'Li Shui Jin Sha' (tickets only)

Li Shui Jin Sha is an original show of about 80 minutes that is performed every day and is dedicated to the ethnic minorities of the region. Expect music, dance, beautiful lighting and costumes. 
€ 19.-

Xi'an - Tang Dynasty Show (tickets only)

A spectacular show of an hour with traditional dance, music and singing. Transfers are not included.

€ 23.-

Xi'an - Tour Terracotta Warriors, Giant wild goose Pagoda and medicine market (transfers only)

You are brought in the morning to visit the spice and medicine markets. Then you drive over one hour to the famous Terracotta Army, where you will stand face to face with the army of Emperor Qin. On the way back you drive via the Giant wild goose Pagoda back to the hotel.

Entrance fees (about 200 yuan, price subject to change) and lunch are not included. This excursion takes about 6 hours.

€ 19.-

Xi'an - Traditional dumpling meal at Defachang restaurant

Enjoy a local speciality: a filled pastry dish that can be made in many different variations in form and flavour. Transfers are not included.

€ 31.-

Yangshuo - Boat tour of karst landscape and cycling in countryside

Cycle to Moon Hill and then take a trip on the Yulon River with a bamboo raft. This excursion includes bicycle rental and bamboo raft tickets (2 persons on a raft); Lunch and entrance fees for Moon Hill, are excluded.
€ 25.-

Yangshuo – Cooking class

Your cooking teacher will pick you up at the hotel and together you will visit a local market. Having bought all the necessary ingredients, you will start your cooking workshop. Afterwards, you can taste the delicious, traditional, Chinese dishes you prepared during the workshop. The excursion lasts approx. 4 hours.

Including: Transport, English speaking teacher, cooking workshop, dinner
Excluding: Tip
Minimum of 4 persons.

€ 28.-

Yangshuo - Cruise on the Li River

At the end of the afternoon you go with a local boat on the Li River for a boat trip through the stunning karst scenery. You can go on a boat with up to four people. Included: boat and transfers.
€ 31.-

Yangshuo - Sound and light show

This spectacular show takes approximately one hour and uses the karst mountains as a backdrop. It is directed by Zhang Yimou, who along with various films, directed the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic games.

This excursion includes transfers and ticket for the show 'Impression Liu Sanjie'. NB: With fewer than 6 participants a 'join in' transfer will be arranged (this may also be with travellers form outside your group).